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We are pleased that you are visiting our websites and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our websites. The protection of your privacy when using our websites is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information. This information fulfils our duty to provide information in accordance with Art. 13 DS-GMO for all processing carried out on the websites
(hereinafter: "the website" or "the websites").
I. General Information
This data protection declaration can be called up, printed out or downloaded permanently and at any time at the web address www.degruyter.com/dg/page/2.
2. Controller and Data Protection Officer:
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Genthiner Straße 13
D-10785 Berlin / Germany
Tel: +49 30 260 05-0
Fax: +49 30 260 05-251
Data Protection Officer:
II. Functions of our Websites
We offer the following functions on our websites:
1. General Information
Personal data is only collected on this website to the technically necessary extent. During a mere visit to our website, no personal data is collected. To establish and maintain the connection, de Gruyter automatically collects and stores only the following server log files that your browser transmits to us:
- the filename and URL you accessed
- the HTTP response code
- the browser type, the browser version
- the operating system used
- the referrer URL (the previously visited page)
- the host name of the accessing computer (IP address/domain name)
- date and time of the server request
- and the bytes transferred during the connection.
These data cannot be connected to specific persons by de Gruyter. These data are not combined with other data sources.
2. Contact Form
All data to be provided when using the contact form "Your opinion" is mandatory. These data will only be processed to handle your request. This processing is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to provide you with a fast and effective way to contact us. After your request has been processed your data will be deleted immediately.
3. Use of the Shop
Registration is required to use our online shop. Within the scope of this registration, you are asked to provide us with the following data: Name, first name, address, e-mail address and a password to be specified. We need and use this data exclusively to provide your user account and to process your order.
We use different payment service providers. If payment is made via EVO Payments, the payment data will be collected by de Gruyter and forwarded directly to the payment service provider involved, EVO Payments International GmbH, Oppenheimer Str. 11, 50668 Cologne, Germany. For more information on the data protection regulations applicable there, please visit https://www.evopayments.eu/datenschutz/. When paying by credit card, you can use the Payone system from PAYONE GmbH, which is certified according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Your credit card data is collected and processed directly by PAYONE and not stored by us.
The legal basis for such processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. We store your registration data for as long as you keep a user account with us. We will then keep this data for a further 4 years and 6 months, in the event that further legal claims arise from this relationship.
If you have placed an order via the online shop, we will also store this data until you cancel the user account. After that, we keep the data contained in the invoices for a further 11 years and 6 months, as we are obliged to fulfil our statutory storage obligation pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR in conjunction with § 147 AO and § 257 HGB.
As a member, you can also leave comments on the individual products in the shop area. These are only visible to the other registered users. You can decide for each comment whether you want to publish it under its clear name or an alias. No user data other than the chosen name will be made public.
The legal basis for such processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you a convenient evaluation function. Your data will be stored and made publicly accessible as long as the product is sold in the shop and subsequently deleted.
4. Access to Online Contents (Pschyrembel and Staudinger)
We offer you the possibility to subscribe to online content, such as the Pschyrembel and the Staudinger for certain periods of time. This can be done either via our online shop or in certain cases, such as a test account or if you acquire a student account, via a separate website. Regardless of how you order, we need your name, address and e-mail address. Additional data such as training status, educational institution or matriculation information may also be required, depending on the reference option.
The data required for the acquisition or use of the online content will only be used for the provision of the online content. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
We store this information for the duration of your subscription. Thereafter, we will hold them for another 4 years and 6 months, in the event that further legal claims arise from this relationship. The data contained in invoices is retained for a further 11 years and 6 months, as we are obliged to fulfil our statutory storage obligation pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR in conjunction with § 147 AO and § 257 HGB.
We use external service providers for technical implementation. Your data will be transmitted to these service providers.
5. Newsletter and Alerts
If you would like to receive the newsletter or e-mail alerts offered on the website, you must already be registered on our website. We will then use the e-mail address you have already provided to verify your newsletter subscription and then to send the notification you have ordered. Further data will not be collected. You can revoke your consent to the use of the e-mail address for sending the newsletter and the e-mail alerts at any time by clicking on the corresponding link at the end of the respective newsletter.
The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 95 GDPR and § 7 para. 2 no. 3 UWG. We process your data for this function until you revoke your consent.
We use external service providers to whom this data is transferred to provide our e-mail newsletter.
As a registered user, we provide you with the service to post a comment on certain pages of our website. In order to do so, you have to choose and enter a name under that the comment is posted. This name does not have to be your real name. If we also provide this function to users that are not registered on our website, we also need an email address. We process this data for the purpose of publishing your comment. If we collected an email address from you, we only use it, if we have questions regarding the comment itself or its release. Your comment will be publicly available and visible for other users of our website. The data are processed, stored and published as long as the page the comment refers to is publicly available.
The legal basis for registered users is Art. 6 par. 1 lit. b) GDPR. For users that are not registered on our website, the legal basis is Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in providing you with the possibility to publish a comment.
III. Internet-specific technologies, in particular cookies.
For technical reasons, so-called session cookies are used. The session cookie is technically necessary to establish and maintain a connection to our website. The cookie we set does not contain any personal data, but only a random identification number. When you close your browser, this cookie is automatically deleted and is no longer stored on your hard drive. You can prevent cookies from being stored in your browser settings. However, this can lead to the fact that individual functions of the website are not available.
The web analysis and advertising cookies used are shown individually below.
1. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We continue to use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes.
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in evaluating the use of our website. The data held at Google Analytics will be deleted within 26 months.
2. Feedback-Service Usabilla
The website uses the service "Usabilla for Websites" of Usabilla B.V. (Rokin 16, 1012 KR Amsterdam, Netherlands, hereinafter referred to as "Usabilla"). Usabilla collects feedback from website visitors to enable us to analyse and improve the use of our website and any errors that occur. If a user uses the feedback button displayed on the website or another type of feedback option, cookies are set on their computer and the user's browser establishes a direct connection to Usabilla's server. Usabilla collects information such as device, operating system, browser, screen resolution and stores it in a pseudonymized user profile. Further data such as e-mail address and feedback text are only collected if they are actively provided by the user. The cookie is only set if the user clicks on the corresponding button.
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in analysing errors that occur and improving our website. If personal data is collected, it will be deleted immediately if it is no longer necessary.
3. Newsletter Pop-Up Optinmonster
The website uses the tool "Optinmonster" from Retyp, LLC. (hereinafter: "Optinmonster"). Optinmonster allows you to create and automatically play pop-ups that prompt users to subscribe to a newsletter. If a user leaves his email address and subscribes to the newsletter, they will receive regular information about new website content. Cookies are placed on the user's computer and the user's browser establishes a direct connection to Optinmonster. Information such as device, operating system, dwell time, number of pages visited is collected and used to display pop-ups tailored to this information.
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in presenting our website to you in the most appealing and comfortable way possible. If personal data is collected, it will be deleted immediately if it is no longer necessary.
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in evaluating the use of our website. If personal data is collected, it will be deleted immediately if it is no longer necessary.
5. New Relic
New Relic is a performance analysis service of New Relic Inc. 188 Spear St., Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA USA 94105 ("New Relic"). New Relic measures the technical performance of our website. The tool determines whether our website can be called up and how quickly the respective page is displayed when it is called up. To this end, New Relic collects data such as system data on add-ons used, times-of-use, browsers used, hardware and software used (so-called "application data"). New Relic sets one or more cookies in your browser for this purpose. The application data is stored on New Relic's servers and, in addition to analyzing the performance of our website, is also used to compare the performance of different websites across different offers. For more information about New Relic, please visit www.newrelic.com. The data protection declaration is available at http://newrelic.com/privacy. Data is transferred to the USA. New Relic participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. You can object to the processing at any time by deleting and blocking New Relic cookies.
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in evaluating the use of our website.
6. Facebook Pixel
We use the Facebook pixel of Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland on our pages. This offers several functions:
On the one hand, we use the Conversiontracking function. This means that if you came to us via one of our ads on Facebook, we can see what the ad was and how it behaved on our site. Cookies can also be set here. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. For us, this data is anonymous, which means that we cannot assign it to you personally. However, Facebook may connect this information to your Facebook account and use it in accordance with the Facebook Data Policy (available at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). Because the service and data processing via this service are the sole responsibility of Facebook, we have no influence on any possible processing of personal data.
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in in displaying personalised advertising to you and evaluating the use of our website.
7. DoubleClick (Bid Manager, Publisher Tags, Google Safeframe and Dynamic Remarketing)
The information generated by the cookies is transmitted by Google to a server in the USA for analysis and stored there. Google participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. The data collected will only be evaluated for statistical purposes and in anonymous form. A transfer of the data by Google to third parties only takes place due to legal regulations or within the scope of order processing. Google will not match your data with other data collected by Google. Exceptionally, however, it is possible if you are actively logged in to your Google Account.
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in displaying personalised advertising to you.
8. Use of Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
We use the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google LLC, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is placed on your computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. The information generated by the cookies is transmitted by Google to a server in the USA for analysis and stored there. Google participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This means that it is not possible to track cookies on the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers can see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly (deactivation option). They are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics.
9. Social Media
To share the content of de Gruyter websites with users of social media platforms ("social networks"), de Gruyter provides AddThis sharing buttons on its websites. Addthis is a service of AddThis LLC, 8000 Westpark Dr., Suite 625, McLean, VA 22102.
Sharing Buttons are linked icons or logos of Internet platforms or services that enable the user to send content from the original page to a target page or other recipients by pressing the buttons. When using the service, AddThis stores the following information from you: Your IP address, browser type, browser language, date, time and, if applicable, the search engine or other website from which you accessed the page. At the same time, an individual ID is assigned to you, which can also be used to read out your usage behavior on websites that have also integrated the AddThis service. Personal data will be transmitted to the USA. We have concluded with AddThi's standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Apart from that, personal data will only be used if and insofar as a visitor transmits them when using the buttons. This is the case, for example, if the visitor sends a message via the AddThis bar and enters his e-mail address and that of the recipient and, if necessary, an additional message for sending. The entries made by the user are visible to the recipients of the messages and, if necessary, to the social network. The information is not used by AddThis for any other purpose and is not combined with other information. For more information about data processing by AddThis LLC, please visit www.addthis.com/privacy.
The processing carried out in this context is justified by Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in providing you with functions for distributing our content on social networks.
The handling of personal data in social networks is regulated by their operators in general terms and conditions, data protection declarations, etc.
10. LinkedIn Insight Tag
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in displaying personalised advertising to you and analyzing the usage of our website.
11. Twitter Conversion Tracking
We use Conversion Tracking for websites of Twitter Inc. 1355 Market Street Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States, on our pages. This offers several functions. If you came to our websites via one of our ads on Twitter, Conversion Tracking allows us to see what the ad was and how you behaved on our website. Cookies can also be set here. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. For us, this data is anonymous, which means that we cannot assign it to you personally. Twitter may, however, connect this data to your Twitter account and use it in accordance with the Twitter data policy (available at: https://twitter.com/de/privacy). As Twitter is solely responsible for the service and the processing of data via this service, we have no influence whatsoever on the possible processing of personal data.
IV. Recipients of data
Internally, the departments responsible for processing the respective task have access to personal data. External data transfers take place in addition to those mentioned under II. and III. above all to external service providers, which we use, as far as we cannot provide services or cannot provide them sensibly ourselves. These are primarily IT and communication service providers.
V. Data Subject Rights
The basic data protection regulation guarantees you certain rights which you can assert against us - insofar as the legal requirements are met.
- Art. 15 GDPR - Right of the data subject to obtain information: You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you are processed and, if so, what these are and the detailed circumstances of data processing.
- Art. 16 GDPR - Right to rectification: You have the right to request us to rectify any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.
- Art. 17 GDPR - Right of deletion: You have the right to request us to delete personal data concerning you without delay.
- Art. 18 GDPR - Right to limitation of processing: You have the right to request us to restrict processing.
- Art. 20 GDPR - Right to data transferability: You have the right, in the event of processing on the basis of consent or in order to fulfil a contract, to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided us in a structured, current and machine-readable format, and to transmit this data to another person responsible without our interference or to have the data transmitted directly to the other responsible person if this is technically feasible.
- Art. 21 GDPR - Right of objection: You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is necessary for our legitimate interest or for the protection of a task in the public interest, or which is carried out in the exercise of official authority. To do so, please contact one of the addresses given in the data protection declaration.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing at any time. If you object to the processing for direct advertising purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
- Art. 77 DSGVO in conjunction with § 19 BDSG - Right of appeal to a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your workplace or the place of suspected infringement, at any time if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to applicable law.
If you have given us your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. All data processing that we have carried out up to your revocation remains legal in this case. For this purpose you can send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VI. Obligation to Provide Data
You have no contractual or legal obligation to provide us with personal data. However, we will not be able to offer you our services without the information you provide.
VII. Existence of Automated Decision Making (Including Profiling)
We do not use automated decision making that has legal effects on you or affects you.
VIII. Data Security
The transmission of payment data to the payment service provider is encrypted using a 256-bit RSA TLS protocol. By entering the domain as https, the user can effect the encrypted transmission of other personal data to de Gruyter.
Status: May 2018
Possibility for opt out
1. Google Analytics Double Click Cookies and AdWords
We use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this to happen, you can disable it using the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).
2. Facebook Website Custom Audience
If you wish to object to the use of Facebook Website Custom Audiences, you can make the appropriate settings in your Facebook user account under: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.
3. DoubleClick (Bid Manager, Publisher Tags, Google Safeframe and Dynamic Remarketing)
You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookies and relating to your use of the websites and from processing this data by Google by making the appropriate settings under the following link: https://adssettings.google.com/anonymous?hl=en.
Alternatively, you can disable the Doubleclick cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance site by following this link: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ deaktivieren.
4. Google Adwords Conversion-Tracking
Alternatively, you can disable the Doubleclick cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance site by following this link: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ deaktivieren.
5. Social Media Add this
You can prevent AddThis from collecting data at any time by setting an opt-out cookie by going to http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out pressing the corresponding button.
Possibility for opt out on degruyter.com
1. Google Analytics
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website. To do this, click on this link:
2. Feedback Tool Usabilla
You can object to Usabilla setting cookies and using the feedback and survey function for future visits to our website by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents Usabilla from running. To do this, click on this link:
You can object to the storage of a user profile and information about your visit to our website by Hotjar and the setting of Hotjar tracking cookies on our website by clicking on this link:
4. Facebook Pixel, Custom Audience
You can object to the use of Facebook Website Custom Audiences by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents the service from running. To do this, click on this link:
5. Google Adwords Remarketing
You can object the use of Google Adwords Remarketing by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents the service from running. To do this, click on this link:
6. LinkedIn Insight Tag
You can object the use of LinkedIn Insight Tag by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents the service from running. To do this, click on this link:
7. Twitter Conversion Tracking
You can object the use of Twitter Conversion Tracking by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents the service from running. To do this, click on this link: